gen psych - The EST movement In mid 1990's, pressure arose...

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The EST movement In mid 1990’s, pressure arose from insurance companies to provide treatments of demonstrable efficacy and cost effectiveness In reaction, the American Psychological Association (APA) published a list of treatments found to work in well controlled studies Originally called Empirically Validated Treatments, but now called Empirically Supported Treatment (EST) Treatments had to be extensively researched to get listed as EST New and popular treatments get researched more. Most popular does not equal best EST list heavily populated by cognitive and behavioral treatments Insurance agencies and governmental bodies started requiring therapists to use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in order to be reimbursed Many researchers and therapists have spoken out about the EST movement Some have fought back by trying to add treatments to the list Must generate enough research to show other treatments have efficacy Funding agencies (NIMH, NSA, etc) don’t want to fund research on non-EST’s Result: list can never be updated or changed Best Solution: wait for the tide to turn….insurance companies must realize this approach is wrong. Wait till they support other therapies Attitudes and Social Cognition What is social cognition? How we perceive and think about people (including ourselves) Conclusions we reach about people based on limited information Depends in large parts on schemas o Organization networks for relating information
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o Looks like a spider web What forms a schema? Past experience
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